The Midlothian foodbank enjoyed a busy first week in operation with food parcels delivered to those in need across the county.
Midlothian foodbank manager Janice Burns believes this demand shows the need for such a facility here: “I have been delivering food every day. It’s been very good. I have never stopped. But if someone’s hungry today I’m not going to make them wait.
“I have had about half a dozen deliveries in the first couple of days and it has been all over Midlothian.
“It’s no problem as I’m just at the end of the phone so I can come straight out to someone that needs food.
“I’m extremely happy I got involved, it’s such a worthwhile cause. The demand shows that there is a need for this.
“It’s a catch 22, as we don’t want to be busy, we want people to have enough food.
“But going by the first couple of days it’s going to be busy.
“At least there is something to help people now.”
Read more on this story in the July 18 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.